Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (16)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine!

For once I am scheduling this post long in advance. Well, a week, but anything longer than 12 hours for me is an eternity. This week I am waiting on Robin LaFevers' GRAVE MERCY. I mean, it has everything a girl could ask for. Great cover, butt-kicking heroine, assassin nuns, Gods of Death. Okay, I might be jealous I didn't write this synopsis myself because it seems so up my alley. Well, the cover almost does suffer from pretty girl in a prom dress syndrome, but I can overlook that. It has a castle, too. And a crossbow. Okay, I need to stop, but I'm excited for this book. It sounds pretty awesome, no?

GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers comes out March 7th from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It's 528 pages long.

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

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